In Minnesota March is greeted with snow-covered fields of frozen earth. April snowfall is not uncommon. When we lived there, I once planted our garden on May 1 only to have it freeze. But we are back in Texas where spring comes early.
Sarasota versus Corsicana
Like when we moved down to Corsicana from Denver in 2001, we are already experiencing changes and making comparisons to life here compared to the life we enjoyed in Corsicana.
The weather sets my mood
The first thing I do in the morning is look out the window to see what the weather is like. I didn’t really take the weather report so seriously until I moved out into the country. But now I realize that, if I want to get my mail, I need to go to the post office. And when spring storms come into season, my nerves take a turn for the worse
New month, New issue
It seems to never fail that if you get down with a bit of puny or illness, things will start to pick up speed and the number of places you’re supposed to be gets longer by the minute.
Off to the movies
Last summer was the year of the movie at my house. I got one of those Blockbuster passes that let you have unlimited movies so long as you only rent one movie at a time and I checked out a new one almost every single night.
I definitely got my money’s worth.
Letters to the Editor 3/2/13
When America was Free
To the Editor:
I tell my grandchildren the story of when America was free,
about a time before them in the long lost land of liberty.
For most of us, life starts out fairly simple. When my wife and I married we could, quite literally, pack all our possessions in the back seat of our car. But along the way, we picked up clutter. The closets and attic overflow. Periodically I move boxes around in the garage so she can get her car in. Stuff seems to multiply to fill every nook and cranny. It is hard to throw it away. Even what looks like trash is somehow attached to memories. Every scrap of paper, baby shoe and broken toy represents a part of my life.
Still out of touch
Another week has crawled by and we are still pretty much cut off from the rest of the world. Well, I guess that is an exaggeration as we now have our paper delivered, the trash man has found us on Wednesdays, and The Little Woman (she hates that name) has a brand new mobile phone with a local number.
Remembering the DRT
It may be a little late to be sending a Valentine to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, but surely it is never too late to do a little remembering of this historical organization. For over 100 years they were custodians of the Alamo. And they still honor this important Texas shrine with as much fervor as ever.
Bark for Life is back
March 1 will mark one year since our precious Sharon’s passing. For those who may be new in town, or have lived under a rock, Sharon Barlow Nabors was our valiant warrior, who bravely fought cancer for years.
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